Tag: "procalcitonin" at medical news
Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy Proved Effective in CAP Cure
Lower serum procalcitonin
levels were found to be associated with reduced le...a (CAP) – Study finds. A biomarker of infection, procalcitonin
appeared to be a good indicator for early discontinuance of antibiotic therapy as compared with othe...
Biomarker Reduces Length of Antibiotic Treatment
...ven antibiotics based on higher or lower levels of procalcitonin
in their blood. (Procalcitonin is elevated in bact...pon admission to the hospital in 15 percent of the procalcitonin
group and in 1 percent of the control group. In more than 70 percent of CAP presumed to be of bact...
Blood Marker Helps Predict Prognosis Among Those With Abdominal Infection
Monitoring blood levels of a compound known as procalcitonin
in patients with peritonitis (a serious intra-abdo...ween 1999 and 2004 in a study to determine whether procalcitonin
could be such a marker. Procalcitonin, an inactive precursor to a hormone known as calcitonin, has b...